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Tuesday 12th January

Can you collect 10 toys to go on a bus journey with you? Next, make a bus route and label the stops using the number cards 1-10 and place one toy on each stop. You are now the driver and need to stop at every stop to collect the next passenger!

Encourage the children to say how many passengers are now on the bus each time they stop and collect one more. Help them to notice that there is one more each time and to use this to find the new total. For example if there were 5 and they just collected 1 more they should know it is 6 without having to count from 1 again.

Now try it with dropping the passengers back at the bus stop and exploring one less. Can the children count backwards to find the new total?

Wednesday 13th January

Use the number cards (1-10) and show the children a number one at a time. Can they tell you one more than that number?

Collect 10 blocks/ bricks to build into a tower (you could use anything you have really!). Show the children a number card from 1 to 10 and ask them to build a tower that is one more than that number.

Repeat with one less using number up to 10. 

You could extend to 20 for an extra challenge! 

Thursday 14th January

First, please watch Numberblocks Episode 12 'The Whole of Me' 

Have a discussion about the Numberblocks being split up into smaller Numberblocks and the parts within them.

Using cubes/ lego/ or any other small objects, can you find the different parts within the numbers 1-5. For example, the parts in 2 are 1 and 1. The parts in 3 are 1 and 2 etc. Can you represent this using the objects you have chosen?

Friday 15th January

Recap yesterday's Numberblock episode and remind the children that the Numberblocks are made up of smaller Numberblocks (parts). 

Please watch the video introducing the part-part- whole model. 

Using the part-part-whole template I have attached or your own drawing of one, can you represent how to split numbers up to 5. You could use any small objects to represent this (lego bricks, marbles, cars etc). Remember that the whole number always goes in the top circle (4, for example) and the 2 parts go in the bottom 2 circles (2 and 2/ 3 and 1).

Part Part Whole

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